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Poetry. Drama. Elisa Gabbert's L'HEURE BLEUE, OR THE JUDY POEMS, goes inside the mind of Judy, one of three characters in Wallace Shawn's The Designated Mourner, a play about the dissolution of a marriage in the midst of political revolution. In these poems, Gabbert imagines a back story and an emotional life for Judy beyond and outside the play. Written in a voice that is at once intellectual and unselfconscious, these poems create a character study of a many-layered woman reflected in solitude, while engaging with larger questions of memory, identity, desire, surveillance, and fear.
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Elisa Gabbert is the author of THE WORD PRETTY (Black Ocean, 2018), L'HEURE BLEUE, OR THE JUDY POEMS (Black Ocean, 2016), THE SELF UNSTABLE (Black Ocean, 2013), and THE FRENCH EXIT (Birds, LLC, 2010). Her poems and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, A Public Space, Boston Review, Paris Review Daily, Guernica, Harvard Review, and Threepenny Review, among other publications. She lives in Denver.Author City: DENVER, CO USA